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1 Scholarship Application Seminar Sacred Heart ChurchEducation Commission'sScholarship Application SeminarSACRED HEART MEMBERS ONLY
2 Sacred Heart Education Commission Seminar Information provided must allow reader toevaluate the applicant’s financial need academic promise and community involvementSeminar PurposePreview scholarship applicationKnow how to prepare any application
3 SACRED HEART MEMBERS ONLY PLEASE NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED DUE TO MISSING REQUIRED INFORMATION AND / OR DOCUMENTSSACRED HEART MEMBERS ONLY
4 on the Education Commission Website CHECKLISTONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ENCLOSED DOUCUMENTATION BEFORE SUBMISSION.PLACE A CHECKMARK BY EACH ENCLOSED DOCUMENT THREE (3) Reference letters DATED and SIGNED –No More Than Two (2) Years OldVerification of all income information (e.g. a copy of YOUR / FAMILY HOUSEHOLDW-2)Provide copies of official documentation of family financial incomeProof of enrollment or acceptance at the school you will attend.Provide copy as proofA letter about your personal goalsFully completed application form___________________Sacred Heart ChurchParticipation/ Involvement / VolunteerTranscriptsHelpful Information can be found in Questions & Answers (Q & A) sectionon the Education Commission Website
5 Sacred Heart Education Commission Seminar StrategiesRead application thoroughlyFollow directionsAnswer all questionsSubmit by deadline dateClean, legibleIntegrityRecheck/proofreadMake copies of all forms for your personal recordsWrite an essay that answers to the theme
6 Sacred Heart Education Commission Seminar Remember, your application should say to the evaluatorThe applicant has followed instructions, the application is complete, documentation has been provided and the applicant can be supportedWe will examine KEY points of the application
7 Email Addresses reflect positively / negatively on YOU Personal InformationLegal NameDate of BirthaddressTelephone Number(s)Address (Number Street)City or TownStateZip Code05/12/88John Francis Raeaol.comHotAddresses reflect positively / negatively on YOU4520 West Northend Ave.DetroitMI48201Please attach a letter about your current educational and personal goals. Include any information you believe would help us evaluate your application.References (current within the last two (2) years)Please submit three (3) letters of recommendation DATED AND SIGNED with this application. The letters can be included with your application, faxed to (313) , or mailed to Sacred Heart Church, 1000 Eliot, Detroit, MI You should verify all three letters arrive before the application deadline.
8 Past Academic Information Include information about the last three years. Include earlier information if it will help us evaluate your application. Attach a list if you need more room.School NameAddressDates AttendedGrade Point AverageMichigan State University123 Main Campus DriveEast Michigan 4892309/2004 – 06/20073.50Current Academic InformationPlease include proof of acceptance or current enrollment at this institution, such as a copy of your student identification card or a copy of your letter of acceptance. If you are currently enrolled, send a transcript of your grades. If you are just starting at this school, send a transcript from the last school you attended. For example, if you are a college freshman, please send a high school transcript.
9 Name of College, University or Vocational School where you plan to use the scholarship Address (Number Street)Field of Study (Major)City or TownStateZip CodeStudent Status (e.g. freshman)Sacred Heart Church Community ServiceContributions to your community can include extra-curricular activities or volunteer work. Sacred Heart Organizations involvement/ participation will be given the highest weight. If you need more room, please attach a list of your additional services to the community.What type of Sacred Heart Community Services activities should be listed?Community Services should include your participation in Sacred Heart Church Organizationssuch as: Administration Commission, African American Focus Play, Altar Servers, ArtsCommittee, Bazaar Volunteer, Body & Spirit Dance Adult Ministry, Cancer Support Team,Choir (Youth / Adult), Christmas Program, Community Affairs, Detroit Catholic Pastoral Alliance,Economic Development Commission, Education Commission, Employment ResourceCommittee, Faithful Few, Friends of the Bereaved, Friends of the Sick & Shut In, Haiti Committee,Health Task Force, Inter Faith Golden Circle, Intonjane, Junior Daughters, Junior Knights,Knights of Peter Claver, Inc., Ladies Auxiliary of St. Peter Claver, Men of Isuthu, Ministers of Faith,Ministers of Service, Sacred Heart Herald, Social Affairs Commission,St. Vincent DePaul, Usher Board, Worship Commission, Youth Council, Youth Liturgical DancersNote: Other outside community services may be listed but a higher weight willbe given to your participation at Sacred Heart Church.Sacred Heart Organization / Participation /InvolvementList DatesOther Community ServiceName of activity or organizationYouth Choir2007 to present
10 Immediate Family Information Please indicate the head of the household with an asterisk ‘*’. Family information here is similar to the way it is reported on a W-4. If you are financially independent, you should report only your income. If you are married, have children, or if you are a dependent child you should include income information for your household. If you need more room, please attach the information.Family Address (Number Street)Family SizeCity or TownStateZip CodeHome Telephone NumberApplicant NameAgeFamily Member NamesRelation to applicantHead (s) of HouseholdFather40John SmithMother38Anna L. SmithSister14Barbara SmithDo Not Use Nicknames
11 Financial Information Please furnish official substantiation for the income information provided, e.g. copies of a W-2, Social Security statement, Other Statements of Income, Financial Aid applications. Please send copies of your important documents.Applicant’s EmployerEmployer’s Address (Number Street)City or TownStateZip CodeNames of Other Grants, Scholarships or Loans Awarded to ApplicantAmountAnnual Incomes in the Past Year:CombinedHead of HouseholdIncomeApplicantTotal HouseholdPELL Grant$1,000.00$38,00.00$8,000.00$46,000.00
12 As with all official documents remember to Sign and Date SignatureToday’s DateHelen J. Jones05/20/10Applications, including all supporting documentation, for the scholarships must be returned to Father Thomas by June 30th. If you have any questions about how to fill out this application, please contact Frieda Thorne at (313) or Bonnie Walker at (248) You may Bonnie Walker at
13 Sacred Heart Education Commission Seminar We will examine a Good and Bad Essay
15 Bad Personal Statement My name is Zhane Fullerton. I am applying for the Scared Hart Scholarship. I need this money in order to become a industrial engine. I have been accepted to Oakland County Community College in the fall of I am 18. I need this money because I am in a household with three other siblings planning to go to college. This money will help me to pay for tuition, a new car, gas money, and room and board at the university. I believe if you give me this money I will try my hardest to prove to you that I can make it .
16 Bad Personal Statement Industrial engines make lots of money and I am ready to do what I have to do in order to earn a lot of money and provide for my parents as my parents have provided for me.
17 Bad Personal Statement I am struggling with being on my own. The fee for going to OCCC is thousands of dollars. I know that giving me this scholarship will help me with paying the costs of the tuition and them some. With the assistance of my parish family, my mother, and other scholarships, I will be one step closer to achieving my dream.
19 Good Personal Statement People are often told that education is important. People are told that a person must strive for an education. It is a recent occurrence that people have been told that there is money out there for them. Therefore, I shall seek it. My dream is to become an industrial engineer. Industrial engineers help to shape the future of our society. It is commonly defined that industrial engineers are people that help to make society run more efficiently; they work to eliminate wastes of time, energy, money, resources, and other materials.
20 Good Personal Statement Our society is bogged down with the ‘red tape’ of government, the ‘red tape’ of policies, and the old standards of doing things. For instance, the oil industry is inefficient. The use of oil from the Middle East is hurting our country. As an industrial engineer, it would be my job to find out how to develop an energy source that can replace oil, is safer than oil, and is more accessible to the country, without depending on foreign suppliers.
21 Good Personal Statement cont. It is necessary that someone change the status quo to make things better and efficient for the future generations of our society. Being eighteen years old, graduating from high school and going to college I will be on the road to achieve this possible reality.
22 Good Personal Statement The engineering program at Oakland County Community College is a great program that I am scheduled to be apart of in the fall of With the assistance of my parish family, my mother, and other scholarships, I will be one step closer to achieving my dream.Thank you for taking the time in reading my application.Zhane Fullerton
23 What not to Do Do not complete in pencil No stained papers Do not staple anythingDo not wait until the last minute to fill out the application, IT SHOWS with omitted information and errors
24 Plan aheadPlace papers in a large envelopeHave neat papersTyped or in black/blue inkWhen in doubt ask questions
25 SACRED HEART MEMBERS ONLY Sacred Heart ChurchEducation CommissionSACRED HEART MEMBERS ONLY